• Petitioned Apple

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Apple

Make Siri STOP listing massage therapists when asked for a "happy ending".

    1. Leslie Forrester
    2. Petition by

      Leslie Forrester

      Tampa, FL

Massage therapists have worked hard in the United States to be viewed by the general public as a legitimate business, with some types of massage even being accepted as genuine healthcare. At this time, thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia require some type of licensing for massage therapists. We had to study extensively, pass examinations, and are required to be ethical and professional. I want to be proud of my craft - and if someone asks Siri for a "happy ending", maybe she should direct them to the nearest library!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Time to check on Siri's manners...

      Leslie Forrester
      Petition Organizer

      I've been told by people in a couple areas of the country that Siri may have changed her ways. I went to my local Apple store to find a 4s, where I asked Siri repeatedly for a happy ending in several ways, much to the consternation of the other holiday shoppers. She searched for a restaurant with the name "Happy", and then would only say variants on "I'd rather not say". I'm putting a call out to the supporters of the petition - please, find a Siri and ask her yourself. Please send me a message with your results - just click on my name at the petition itself. If Siri has cleaned up her act and is no longer associating "happy endings" with this longstanding legitimate profession, I would like to close out the petition and thank Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, and the developers at Apple for fixing this issue. I just need your help to do some confirmation.

      Thanks!

      Leslie Forrester, LMT

    2. Reached 2,000 signatures
    3. News on the petition hits the mainstream press!

      Leslie Forrester
      Petition Organizer

      This story appeared online at tampabay.com Thursday night, and will be in the TBT paper available throughout Tampa Bay in the Friday addition. We may see it reprised in the St. Petersburg Times this weekend, which is the largest newspaper in Florida!

    4. Reached 1,500 signatures
    5. Petition Targets App that Misidentifies Massage Therapists

      Leslie Forrester
      Petition Organizer

      Posted 12/7/2011 on massagemag.com, the online version of Massage Magazine, the largest massage trade publication in the US.

    6. Reached 1,000 signatures
    7. Some people have contacted me via facebook to ask if this is for real.

      Leslie Forrester
      Petition Organizer

      Please check out the link or google for yourself - it's not a joke or a fake. It's something that legitimate massage therapists are tired of living with, and we are tired of explaining/ignoring/rolling our eyes at the suggestion, joking or not, that we are prostitutes or unprofessional and unethical. When you watch and listen to the video - it is not only the response from Siri, it is the laughter in the background. If you would like to get in contact with me via facebook or my website, I am at www.QualityLifeMassageTherapy.com and www.facebook.com/QualityLifeMassage

      My profession is not a joke.

    8. Reached 500 signatures
    9. We passed the initial signature goal of 100 signatures on day one!

      Leslie Forrester
      Petition Organizer

      How fast can we get to 1000? Share the petition asking for Siri to be updated so she stops listing local Massage Therapists when asked about happy endings!

    10. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Susan Thomas WINTER PARK, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am a licensed Massage Therapist. I do not hire out as a sex facilitator. Linking Massage Therapy to "Happy Endings" is misleading and insulting to the profession of MassageTherapy as a healing modality.

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    • Ann Marie Abela CLEARWATER, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      All LMT's should protest this!

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    • Stacey Potts LITTLETON, CO
      • almost 3 years ago

      As a LMT in the state of Colorado, I am appalled that there are businesses that still equate THERAPEUTIC massage with the sex industry. MTs work (and are still working) very diligently to eliminate this backwards thinking mindset. We are trying to educate the general public and it hurts to find that there are people who insist on making our profession sound anything but legitimate. Do you homework people. Try and pass the required classes, exams, etc. and see if you still feel that we are less than any other healthcare professional in ethics, service and quality.

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    • Janie Pickens EUSTIS, FAROE ISLANDS
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am a student massage therapist and in NO Way, shape of form, do I want the public to be asking me for a happy ending . What I do is seriously helpful to people. Massage is an amazing benefit.

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    • matthew bolenbaugh SARASOTA, FL
      • almost 3 years ago

      just want to help uphold the professional image and reputation of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

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